British Artist, Liz West has been awarded her first permanent London commission at Paddington Central. You can experience the intense impact of colour in this new radiant site-specific sculpture, Colour Transfer, a dazzling immersive chromatic commission spanning the underside of Paddington Central’s Westway Bridge.
The artwork comprises multiple angled coloured mirrors, vertically spanning the height of the brickwork to create an optically vibrant and kaleidoscopic installation. The prismatic shapes mirror the tunnel’s architecture and the colours apparent in the work change depending on where you are within the underpass.
"The work appears different from one direction to the other," says West. "The coloured mirrors are positioned in a spectral arrangement running from dark red to pale pink when entering the underpass from the left and the opposite when entering from the right. As you move, you will encounter the fluctuating effect of light and reflections created by the coloured mirrors."
Vivid colour and radiant light are West's chosen mediums in which to create new, often site-specific, works of art. Within her immersive installations, she hopes to create new environments or enhance existing sites, using materials such as mirrors or pure saturation to help draw our attention to different spaces and elements of the architecture that we might not have noticed previously. Discover more of her latest works at liz-west.com.
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